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Culture, The Exhibitionist I Just Had to Look, Having Read the Book: An Art Exhibit for John Lennon's 75th Birthday

I Just Had to Look, Having Read the Book: An Art Exhibit for John Lennon's 75th Birthday

Beatle, husband to the extraordinary Yoko Ono, and namesake of the Liverpudlian airport, John Lennon would have turned 75 tomorrow, Oct. 9. To celebrate, rock historian Theron Kabrich has put together a show called Imagine Peace: the Artwork of…
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Calendar, Night&Day NUDE for Utopia

NUDE for Utopia

Untitled Feminist Show celebrates women under the guidance of experimental playwright and director Young Jean Lee. She brings together a cast of six unique players from acting, dance, and cabaret to challenge the ideas of what it means to…
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Music, All Shook Down Sleeping Bieber, Protesting Lennon, and Notable Bed-Related Moments in Music History

Sleeping Bieber, Protesting Lennon, and Notable Bed-Related Moments in Music History

Two days ago, video footage emerged proving that Justin Bieber, like other humans, requires sleep. A young lady in Brazil filmed the slumbering Biebs on her way out of his room and into what was probably the most joyful walk…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

In brief, what to do about phones out at restaurants/bars? I don't mean using the phones, but phones on the table. Bad manners or no? Yes, it's bad manners. Even if you're not, like, using your phone to catapult birds…
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Jordan Kurland's Top Five Noise Pop Memories

Jordan Kurland partnered with Noise Pop founder Kevin Arnold in the festival's sixth year. Here, he looks back on some of his favorite Noise Pop sets. 5. A three-way tie: Yoko Ono at the Fox Theater, 2010 Meeting Yoko automatically…
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Calendar, Night&Day Greening Our Religion

Greening Our Religion

The tree, as a motif, repeatedly appears in mythology and ancient tales, often representing a powerful aspect of nature. There’s Yggdrasil in Norse cosmology -- a tree that is central to all that exists -- as well as the one…
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Music, All Shook Down

John Lennon's Untold Bay Area Connection

John Lennon would be 70 tomorrow, were he still alive. And today, on the eve of Lennon's would-be birthday, The Bay Citizen's Scott James broke the story of a heretofore untold connection that Lennon and Yoko Ono had with the…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Yoko Ono Plastic Band at The Fox Theater

Last Night: Yoko Ono Plastic Band at The Fox Theater

​View more photos in Chris Victorio's "Yoko Ono Plastic Band at The Fox Theater."Yoko Ono Plastic Band The Fox Theater Tuesday, Feb. 23 2010 Better than: Playing The Beatles: Rock Band When I told friends and Facebook contacts that I'd…
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Music, Five unique Noise Pop experiences not to miss

Five unique Noise Pop experiences not to miss

1. "The Art of Noise" exhibition at Project One, Feb. 19-28 This multifaceted exhibition features a grab bag of creative types musing on music and art's influence on each other. Along with Lionel Deluy's video art and Russell Young's silkscreened…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Raises the Stakes w/ Yoko Ono Band, Dodos + Magik Orchestra

Noise Pop Raises the Stakes w/ Yoko Ono Band, Dodos + Magik Orchestra

I've bitched in the past about Noise Pop not pushing the boundaries enough in its spring festival booking. I'd also like to give credit where credit's due. San Francisco's biggest indie bender just announced a couple shows you won't get…
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Music, Games Beatles fans play: The Fab Four’s amusement oeuvre

Games Beatles fans play: The Fab Four’s amusement oeuvre

Future civilizations will look back and marvel at the phenomenon we call "the Beatles," not so much for the music as for the number of ways their tunes have been repackaged and resold to an ever-hungry audience. With The Beatles:…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Susan O'Malley: You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be"

"Susan O'Malley: You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be"

Susan O'Malley is upbeat. The artist and curator has an ongoing project, "The Pep Talk Squad," in which she and collaborator Christina Amini "give pep talks when we can, wherever we can." (Sample: "You are appreciated. Your strength and inspiration…
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Culture, Artcap

"Susan O'Malley: You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be"

Susan O'Malley is upbeat. The artist and curator has an ongoing project, "The Pep Talk Squad," in which she and collaborator Christina Amini "give pep talks when we can, wherever we can." (Sample: "You are appreciated. Your strength and inspiration…
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Music, Yoshi Wada’s heav(enl)y drones

Yoshi Wada’s heav(enl)y drones

In the late '90s, indie-rock composer and writer Alan Licht wrote an influential list of his favorite minimalist music, recontextualizing the genre's small, repetitive gestures and earthly-care–dissolving drones for a new generation. He name-checked the genre's big guns such as…
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Music, BeatBox Stranger Than Techno

Stranger Than Techno

Events thrown by local crews like and Dirtybird have revived the techno scene in the Bay Area, and Fiction is putting down its footprint with "Below," a night hosting Brooklyn-based veteran producer and DJ Rob Rives. Though best known…
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Culture, Art The anger and the ecstasy of Kiki revisited

The anger and the ecstasy of Kiki revisited

In the summer of 1993, San Francisco was not a happy place. Ravaged by AIDS and crushed by a slumping economy, the city was full of people stuck in the dark gloom of waiting — waiting for a diagnosis, waiting…
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Sean Lennon Interview

Young Lennon opens for Rufus Wainwright at Nob Hill Masonic on 08.03.07 of this week. We present a reprint of an interview Mr. Lennon did with our homies out at the Denver Westword. Highlights: “I think it had more to…
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Music, The Accidental Tourists

The Accidental Tourists

The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa is an excellent book about art that's bubbled up from unusual wellsprings. New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman's quirky examples include everything from Yoko Ono's exhibitions to a dentist/obsessed…
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Culture, Stage

Not the More Lovely: A Circus Sideshow

Circus Proboscis' Not the More Lovely: A Circus Sideshow is performance art in the old-fashioned, Yoko Ono sense of the word. It's the sort of show in which the expressions "black tea" and "Heimlich maneuver" coexist unremarkably in the same…
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Culture, Stage Lemmon

Lemmon

The 19th-century Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle said that biography is the only true history. But there comes a point at which the exercise of recounting the lives of certain cultural figureheads becomes largely pointless. The portraits of Shakespeare, Gandhi, and…
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